Cruising Course Update


We’re pleased to announce an update to the Wellington Ocean Sports Cruising course offerings.

Cruising Crew

From December Cruising Crew will be run on a dedicated cruising boat. We have reduced the number of students to four and the course will now run as two evenings (a briefing and a night sail) and two full days. We think this version of the course will offer an even better introduction into the wonderful world of cruising!

Cruising Skipper Prep

This is a new course offering in and will be run in Wellington. Cruising Skipper prep is designed for those who already have the skills and knowledge to be a skipper, but just need some time to practise and consolidate those skills.

Cruising Skipper prep is a weekend live aboard program with a small 1:3 student to instructor ratio. Students will work through longer practical navigation exercises taking bearings, plotting positions underway and use other information to navigate such as depths and transits both in daylight and at night. There will also be opportunities to practice docking and manoeuvring under power in a variety of scenarios, anchoring, picking up a mooring and emergency procedures. The small student to instructor ratio allows the course to be catered to student’s skill levels.

What’s happening with Cruising Skipper and ICCs?

Recently the international certificate of competence (ICC) has become required in a number of countries particularly in Europe to charter or skipper a yacht. Part of the motivation for refreshing our cruising courses is to align with the ICC requirements. We are working on getting accreditation to deliver ICCs directly.

If you are interested in doing your ICC please drop us an email ( and we will keep you in the loop as our plans progress.

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